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by Terje Langoy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate

G'day, all Aye, it is indeed debatable, son. We are here hopefully to discuss the merits of the battlecruiser. Have some cake ... I will grant you them Deutschlanders being faster than the Lissies and Royals of the British Isles but that slight edge of speed would at best be a marginal feature. As y...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate

G'day, all The sisters Scharnhorst and Gneisenau served as poastal steamers, passenger ships, cruisers and battleships. The fine and dandy Gneisenau also served as a sailing ship and even as a school frigate after the Second World War. And so yes, these historical figures carries quite some weight i...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate

G'day, all Yay, I applaud you for this very interesting thread, Voidsamukai. The original post stimulates the mind and postulates your ideas quite eloquently with good comparisons and interesting questions rather than jumping the conclusionary gun. Me like it. Bravo! First off, being a Gneisenau fan...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 588

15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

G'day, all Paul, I'm not advocating improvements to the Kriegsmarine; merely proposing a change of course. And in this regard your thoughts concerning the submarine fleet may well be profitable as I'm sure none would object to the position of the submerged arm of the German Navy being the most poten...
by Terje Langoy
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 588

15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

G'day, all Oh yes, Dave. It would appear we really see eye-to-eye on a range of issues once more :clap: The shape and development of the Kriegsmarine in the 1930s would and could not build upon wartime needs and experiences of the early 40s. One would hopefully concur this being a logically flawed p...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1645

Political correctness gone mad?

G'day, all Yes, Robert. We are pretty much on the same page and I do share your sentiments. It is quite an ugly businness, this politically correct BS. What I meant by my comment on regular, working people was not to highlight the orchestrators, as you so gently put out, but rather allude to the are...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 588

15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

G'day all I'm not so sure the A.G.N.A. ought to hold the description "problem" rather than solution to the Versailles restrictions - be it of a political nature or an armaments issue. The catalyst to war was the recapture of stripped territory, the polish corridor. If anything the Second W...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1645

Political correctness gone mad?

G'day, all Political correctness translates as censorship, plain and simple. Offence is taken, not given. By the way, nothing happens if you are offended. The world is not gonna plummet into darkness because of a few harsh words. People seems to be offended at everything. Even cereal boxes, which ha...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 588

15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

G'day, all More Deutschland class vessels translates to no A.G.N.A. and a more likely intervention into German rearmament plans. Was it not so that a key paragraph of the Anglo-German treaty was precisely the abandonment of the Deutschland class? 15" guns or not, like the Bismarck was the Schar...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Gneisenau Radar Capabilities 1941
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Gneisenau Radar Capabilities 1941

G'day, all

Are you in possession of Gneisenau's KTB, Jose? Could I make a request whether you have a link to this or even better if the whole log (38 thru 42) is available for download somewhere?

Think I just wet my pants. This sum good shieet
by Terje Langoy
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 3018

G´day all An update on the matter at hand... If the one to open this thread is still seeking accurate plans for Gneisenau I could inform you I just recently received a copy of a long desired masterpiece paperback, namely The Battleship Gneisenau from Kagero Publishing. Laid out in 3-D format this pa...
by Terje Langoy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 3018

G´day all Why don´t we just start off with the most essential of questions and determine the period to be reflected in your model? This must be established before I can provide any design details or track down plans. As an example why this is sort of important let´s look at the hangar of Gneisenau; ...
by Terje Langoy
Sat May 05, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 14031

G´day all @ Saltheart True, Wikipedia is not always the most reliable of sources. I made a thread some years ago regarding the Renown vs Twins duel. It can be found in the naval section (1922 - 1945) of this forum named " The Battle of Stromvaer" There are multiple sources listed therein a...
by Terje Langoy
Sat May 05, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 14031

G´day all All those bombs that hit Sharnhorst and went right through her in Brest did great damage. I have read only one account of serious bomb damage to Scharnhorst while in France, this on June 24th while she was conducting trials with a recently overhauled machinery north of La Pallice. A stick ...
by Terje Langoy
Thu May 03, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 9972

G´day all Garrett is a poor source on this particular encounter “...put all her fire control equipment out of action, ...second impact silenced turret Caesar” One 38 cm hit (a thru-and-thru) severed the power supply to the foretop fire director and also resulted in the loss of the ships senior gunne...

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